The VNR 100 digitally records and plays back high-definition computer graphics, video, audio, and data streamed in VN-Matrix® systems. It can record and play back at the same time, increasing duty cycles for expensive source equipment and presentation systems by utilizing both recording and playback features simultaneously. The time-slip feature, allows a live event to be recorded while a previous event is played back, and the chase-play feature allows a recording in progress to be streamed with a time-shifted delay. VN-Matrix systems can be configured with multiple VNR 100 units to record and play back synchronized multi-source AV presentations or multi-screen display systems. The VNR 100 is ideally suited for AV streaming and recording applications with the most demanding quality and performance requirements.